Specifications for the
Sukhoi Su-25 (Frogfoot)
Close-Support Ground Attack Aircraft
Focus Model: Sukhoi Su-25TM (Frogfoot)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Sukhoi - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1981
Length: 50.30ft (15.33m)
Width: 47.11ft (14.36m)
Height: 15.75ft (4.80m)
Weight (Empty): 23,678lbs (10,740kg)
Weight (MTOW): 45,195lbs (20,500kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Soyuz/Tumansky R-195 turbojet engines delivering 9,480lbs of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 590mph (950kmh; 513kts)
Maximum Range: 1,553miles (2,500km)
Service Ceiling: 32,808ft (10,000m; 6.2miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 11,400 feet per minute (3,475m/min)
1 x 30mm GSh-30-2 / AO-17A internal gun
Up to 9,700lbs of external ordnance including rocket pods, guided munitions, conventional dumb bombs, laser-guided missiles/bombs, cluster bombs and air-to-air missiles.
T-8 - Prototype Designation
T-8-0 - Static Test Airframe
T-8-1 - Initial Prototype
T-8-2 - Secondary Prototype
T-8-D - Prototype Model Designation resembling final Su-25 design.
T-8-2D - Re-engined with R95Sh powerplants.
T-8-3 - Developmental Model
T-8UB-1 - Two-Seat Trainer Prototype
Su-25 ("Frogfoot-A") - Initial single-seat production model; 582 examples produced.
Su-25K ("Frogfoot-A") - Export variant of the Su-25 production model; lower-rated equipment; 180 examples produced.
Su-25UB ("Frogfoot-B") - Two-Seat Trainer based on the T-8UB-1 prototype; appearing in 1985; rear cockpit added for instructor; retaining full-combat capability; 25 examples produced.
Su-25UBK ("Frogfoot-B") - Export variant of the Su-25UB two-seat trainer with combat capability.
Su-25UBM - Two-Seat Attack Trainer; Phazotron NIIR Kopyo radar system.
Su-25UTG - Based on the Su-25UB; 10 examples reworked for Soviet carrier trials; fitted with arrestor hook and strengthened undercarriage.
Su-25BM - Target-Towing Platform
Su-25T - Dedicated Tank-Buster; single seat form with extra avionics and improved survivability; support for modern guided munitions; eight examples completed.
Su-25TM (Su-39) - Modernized and improved tank-buster form.
Su-25SM - Modernized single-seat ground-attack form; updated cockpit; 80 conversions from existing Su-25 aircraft expected.
Su-25KM "Scorpion" - Georgian/Israeli venture in which Su-25 fleet is upgraded with all-glass cockpit by Elbit Systems which supports all-weather/day-night operations as well as NATO ordnance.
Su-28 - Proposed advanced jet trainer based on the Su-25 airframe.
Su-25R - Proposed dedicated reconnaissance platform; never produced.
Su-25U3 - Proposed three-seat advanced trainer; never produced.
Su-25U - Georgian two-seat trainer variant appearing in 1996; three examples produced.
Su-25M1 - Ukranian Air Force modernized single-seat Su-25 attack aircraft.
Su-25UBM1 - Ukranian Air Force modernized Su-25 two-seat trainers.
Su-39 - Sukhoi designation of Su-25TM
Angola; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bulgaria; Chad; Czechoslovakia; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Equitorial New Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Georgia; Gambia; Iraq; Iran; Ivory Coast; Kazakhstan; Macedonia; North Korea; Peru; Russia; Turkmenistan; Slovakia; Soviet Union; Sudan; Ukraine; Uzbekistan